Helper methods can't be called within before hooks. Help, please

Hi, there,

I believe I have some problem with scoping.

I have a controller spec file which tests a brands resource.
At the start of the file, I test the resource’s access for different
users in a context block
a) not signed in
b) non-admin user signed in- I call my own helper method, login_user
c) admin user signed in - I call my own helper method,
login_admin_user
Specs there do pass successfully.

I then create another context block to just test the resource for an
admin user that’s signed in.
I tried calling login_admin_user in a before hook as per the previous
specs .

It fails and I suspect that the current scope within the before hook
does not see my custom helper method, login_admin_user.
Here is the error message:
--------- Extract start -----------------

/usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/activesupport-3.0.9/lib/
active_support/dependencies.rb:235:in load': /Users/anexiole/ projects/ try_rails/spec/controllers/brands_controller_spec.rb:164: syntax error, unexpected keyword_end, expecting $end (SyntaxError) from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/ activesupport-3.0.9/lib/ active_support/dependencies.rb:235:inblock in load’
from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/
activesupport-3.0.9/lib/
active_support/dependencies.rb:227:in load_dependency' from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/ activesupport-3.0.9/lib/ active_support/dependencies.rb:235:inload’
from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/rspec-core-2.6.4/
lib/
rspec/core/configuration.rb:419:in block in load_spec_files' from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/rspec-core-2.6.4/ lib/ rspec/core/configuration.rb:419:inmap’
from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/rspec-core-2.6.4/
lib/
rspec/core/configuration.rb:419:in load_spec_files' from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/rspec-core-2.6.4/ lib/ rspec/core/command_line.rb:18:inrun’
from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/rspec-core-2.6.4/
lib/
rspec/core/runner.rb:80:in run_in_process' from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/rspec-core-2.6.4/ lib/ rspec/core/runner.rb:69:inrun’
from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/rspec-core-2.6.4/
lib/
rspec/core/runner.rb:11:in `block in autorun’
---------- Extract end ------------------

My specs is as follows:

--------- spec/controllers/brands_controller_spec.rb (start)

require ‘spec_helper’

describe BrandsController do

This should return the minimal set of attributes required to

create a valid

Brand. As you add validations to Brand, be sure to

update the return value of this method accordingly.

def valid_attributes
{
‘name’ => ‘J Speed’,
‘description’ => ‘From gunsai province’
}
end

context ‘checking access for varying users’ do
describe ‘brands access is not available to users who have not
signed in’ do
it ‘users that are not logged in will be sent to the sign
in page’ do
get :index
response.should redirect_to(new_user_session_path)
end
end

   describe 'brands access is not available to regular users' do
       login_user

       it 'regular users that are logged in will be sent to home

page’ do
get :index
response.should redirect_to(root_path)
end
end

   describe 'brands access is available only to admin users' do
       login_admin_user

       it 'admin users that are logged in can access the index

page’ do
get :index
response.should render_template(‘index’)
end
end
end

context ‘with an admin user signed in’ do # <----- starts
failing in this context
before(:each) do
login_admin_user
end

   describe "creates a new brand entry" do
       it "assigns a new brand as @brand" do
           get :new
           assigns(:brand).should be_a_new(Brand)
       end
   end

end
end

--------- spec/controllers/brands_controller_spec.rb (end)

On Oct 13, 2011, at 8:59 PM, Gordon wrote:

a) not signed in
It fails and I suspect that the current scope within the before hook
activesupport-3.0.9/lib/
from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/rspec-core-2.6.4/
rspec/core/runner.rb:80:in `run_in_process’

Brand. As you add validations to Brand, be sure to

  describe 'brands access is not available to users who have not

      it 'admin users that are logged in can access the index
      login_admin_user

--------- spec/controllers/brands_controller_spec.rb (end)

What am I doing wrong?


rspec-users mailing list
[email protected]
http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/rspec-users

WARNING: Posting duplicates (with a different subject) will get you
banned.

It’s just that I did not find my reply surface after 20 mins and was
wondering if it was lost.

Sorry about that, everyone :frowning: my apologies.

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs